The fastest lawman in the West, Sheriff “ping ping ping” Ricochet Rabbit and his deputy Droop-a-long Coyote kept the peace in the small town of Hoop-n-Holler. Ricochet got his name for his habit of bouncing off objects while chasing bad guys. With the speed to outrun bullets, Ricochet created a gale of wind that pulled everything in his wake when he took off at top speed. Deputy Droop-a-long, who moved at a considerably slower pace, learned to grab hold of something solid or be deposited in a heap with other loose objects.
Not relying on speed alone to round up the rustlers and bring down the bandits, Ricochet’s trick bullets had the quality of being able to circle around or track his target, then stop mid-air, pop open and produce an object best suited to finish the job. Among other things, the bullets might produce a pin to puncture a hot air balloon, a cork to plug a robber’s gun or a mallet to strike his opponent on the head. Obviously using a different brand of bullet, most of Droop-a-long’s projectiles struggled to exit his gun before dropping harmlessly to the ground.
Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-a-long was one of three segments on the half-hour Magilla Gorilla Show, before being transferred in its second season to air as a segment on Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon (later called The Peter Potamus Show when it was picked up by ABC). Though Ricochet Rabbit aired for a third season on The Peter Potamus Show, only repeats from its first two seasons were shown, as no new episodes were produced.